Round 1: Voelker lands a jab. They exchange in the center of the cage with Cote wining the exchange. Cote lands a right hand, and another. They exchange jabs before clinching. Voelker presses Cote against the cage. Cote turns him. Cote lands short right hands to the side of Voelker’s head. They battle for position along the cage. Cote lands an elbow on the break. Voelker is missing with his shots. Cote lands an outside leg kick followed by a shot to the body. Voelker secures a takedown with two minutes left in the round. Cote looks for an arm bar but it wasn’t thereC Cote is staying active off his back. Voelker lands a left hand. He lands short punches. The round ends. Close round. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cote.
Round 2: Voelker moves forward. Cote lands a combination and a leg kick. Cote steps in with a right hand. Voelker delivers a solid outside leg kick. Voelker lands another outside leg kick. Cote goes to the body with a right hand. Voelker pushes forward and presses Cote against the cage. Cote turns him. Cote separates and unloads a flurry. Several punches get through. Cote landing more often. Voelker lands a right hand and presses Cote against the cage. Cote turns him and backs away. Voelker lands a knee to the face of Cote, and another to the body. They clinch. Cote looks to get the fight to the ground. Voelker defends it and lands a knee to the body. Cote goes to the body and separates. Cote is cut. Cote moves in and Voelker lands a knee to the body. They clinch and battle for position along the cage. Voelker gets a takedown but Cote immediately gets back to his feet. Voelker lands a left hand on the break. Cote gets a takedown in the final seconds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Voelker.
Round 3: Voelker lands a left hand that wobbles Cote. Cote fires back and works to get the fight to the ground. They works along the fence. Cote backs away. Voelker moves forward. He backs Cote to the cage and they clinch. Voelker delivers a knee to the body. Cote looks at the clock. He separates and lands an elbow. Voelker lands a left hand and a big knee. Cote tries to get the fight to the ground. Voelker shakes it off and secures a takedown of his own. He lands hammer fists and elbows. Voelker lands left hands. Cote tries to get back to his feet. He does, but Voelker brings him right back to the canvas. Cote gets up again only to be taken back down. Cote goes for an arm bar but Voelker defends it. Cote rolls and stands. Voelker lands right hands as he does. One minute remains in the round. Voelker gets another takedown. He lands left hands. Voelker controls Cote on the ground. He continues to land short left hands. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Voelker.
The judges score the fight for Cote by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-28.